Janmashtami celebrations took place on Wednesday 28th August 2013. Lord Shree Swaminarayan bestowed His divine darshan throughout the evening from a golden ceremonial swing and a special utsav was performed by sants and disciples. The day also coincided with the manifestation day of Sadguru Shree Ramamand Swami. In Maninagar sants dressed the Lord in beautiful vagha.
His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Maharaj presided over the Janmashtmi celebrations at Shree Swaminarayan Temple, London. This was the final time that these celebrations would take place at Golders Green as the Mandal prepares to move to their new, purpose built, premises at Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Complex in Kingsbury.
Meanwhile, Shree Swaminarayan Temples around the world also celebrated Janmashtmi and Sadguru Shree Ramamand Swami jayanti.